Yoo-Jeong Han, PhD

Research Professional

Dr. Han received a Ph.D. in Microbial Genetics from Wonkwang University and had postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After studying genetic mutations in human genome, she became interested in cancer genetics and began working for Dr. Olopade in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Han’s research seeks to understand the genetic and molecular mechanism of breast cancer. By using advanced tools in functional genomics and molecular biology, Dr. Han is investigating the functionality of genetic variations associated with breast cancer risk and susceptibility. Her particular interest is in the potential functionality of non-coding RNAs and pseudogenes, which regulate expression and activity of protein-coding functional genes. She believes that the information produced by these projects could be valuable resources contributing to the diagnosis and prevention of breast cancer.